Chevy Celebrity
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Chevy
Model: Celebrity
Chevy Celebrity

You may not have ever seen this model before in your life. This would in fact not be that odd considering the Chevrolet Celebrity was only available for a handful of years. It was a mid-size car built by the Chevrolet division of General Motors at which time it was introduced in 1981 for the 1982 model year. Sales were initially strong as it was the best-selling car in the United States in 1986. The plants that were supplying the automobiles were located Ontario, Canada, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma or Framingham, Massachusetts. In 1986 the car underwent a makeover, which included new composite headlamps, a simpler taillight layout and a sleeker front end. It seems that this so called upgrade was a downgrade because the coupe was discontinued after July 22, 1988. Total production ended on July 7, 1989. Another car was of course offered to fill its gap and the chosen model was the Chevrolet Lumina. Meanwhile, the Chevrolet Celebrity was based on the front wheel drive A-body that was shared with the Buick Century, the Pontiac 6000, the Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera and the Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser. In terms of the cars interior layout, it shared that with the Chevrolet Citation, however the Celebrity had better trim and equipment. The standard models in 1982 and 1983 came with power steering/brakes and an automatic transmission. Later models were offered as an automatic. The Celebrity probably was initially popular because it was more spacious than the Malibu. Additionally, it had front wheel drive traction and responsive handling. Unfortunately though, gas mileage was no better, yet workmanship was decent. Thanks to this simple fact, this model has a fairly good track record in terms of mechanical problems. Of course, it does have a few problems such as with the computerized engine control system.

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